Psychology Laboratory

Psychology lab attempts at standardizing tools and designing theoretical frameworks from traditional knowledge, to address the specific needs of Yoga research.

The laboratory host a spectrum of facilities to assess cognition, physical abilities, professional skills using computerized tests. The laboratory has shown evidences to bring out the efficacy of yoga in performance, cognitive abilities, etc., following traditional Indian system of education. Recently implicit tools were used to study inherent attitudes and preferences in yoga population.

The laboratory is working further to develop specific tools for assessment for Yoga research integrating the western methodologies and the concepts of Indian psychology

Objectives

  • Understanding and development of human psychological strengths
  • Developing & standardizing the psychological measurement for AYUSH systems of medicine
  • To measure mental processes from simple motor performance to complex problem solving skill
  • To understand cause and management of psychological disorder from the perspective of traditional knowledge

 Research Facilities 

  • Motor Function
  • Perception
  • Executive Function
  • Attention
  • Intelligence
  • Memory & Creativity
  • Personality Tests

Publications

1. Raghavendra, B. R and Telles, S. (2013). Performance in attentional tasks following meditative focusing and focusing without meditation. Ancient Science of Life, 32(1): 49-53.

2. Balaram, P., and Nagendra, H. R. (2010). Immediate effect of two yoga-based relaxation techniques on attention in children. International Journal of Yoga, 3(2): 67-69.

3. Mallick, T., and Kulkarni, R. (2010). The effect of trataka, a yogic visual concentration practice, on critical flicker fusion. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 16(12):1265-7.

4. Kumar, S., and Telles, S. (2009). Meditative states based on yoga texts and their effects on performance of a cancellation task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 109(3): 679-689.

5. Subramanya, P., and Telles, S. (2009). Performance on psychomotor tasks following two yoga-based relaxation techniques. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 109(2): 563-76.

6. Subramanya, P., and Telles, S. (2009). Effect of two yoga-based relaxation techniques on memory scores and state anxiety. Biopsychosocial Medicine, 3(1): 8-12.

7. Subramanya, P., Manjunath, N. K., and Telles, S. (2009). Effect of yoga on tasks for manual and tweezer dexterity. Journal of Indian Psychology, 27(1&2): 9-12.

8. Balaram, P., and Nagendra, H. R. (2009). Normative data for the digit-letter substitution task in school children. International Journal of Yoga, 2(2): 69-72.

9. Balaram, P., and Nagendra, H. R. (2009). Effect of yoga relaxation techniques on performance of digit-letter substitution task by teenagers. International Journal of Yoga, 2(1): 30-34.

10. Joshi, M., and Telles, S. (2009). Effect of four voluntary regulated yoga breathing techniques on grip strength. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 108(3): 775-781.

11. Telles, S., Dash, M., and Naveen, K. V. (2009). Effect of yoga on musculoskeletal discomfort and motor functions in professional computer users. Work, 33: 1-10.

12. Telles, S., Raghuraj, P., Arankalle, D., and Naveen, K. V. (2008). Immediate effect of high-frequency yoga breathing on attention. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 62(1): 20-22.

13. Balaram, P., and Nagendra, H. R. (2008). Normative data for the letter-cancellation task in school children. International Journal of Yoga, 1(2): 72-75.

14. Samantaray, S., and Telles, S. (2008). Nostril dominance at rest associated with performance of a left hemisphere-specific cancellation task. International Journal of Yoga, 1(2): 51-55.

15. Joshi, M., and Telles, S. (2008). Immediate effects of right and left nostril breathing on verbal and spatial scores. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 52(2): 197-200.

16. Telles, S., Nagesh, S., and Naveen, K. V. (2007). A comparison of the bilateral elbow joint position in yoga and non-yoga practitioners. Journal of Indian Psychology, 25: 1-5.

17. Telles, S., Raghuraj, P., Maharana, S., and Nagendra, H. R. (2007). Immediate effect of three breathing techniques on performance in a letter cancellation task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104(3 Pt2): 1289-1296.

18. Sarang, S. P., and Telles, S. (2007). Immediate effect of two yoga-based relaxation techniques on performance in a letter cancellation task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 105(2): 379-385.

19. Telles, S., Dash, M., Manjunath, N. K., Deginal, R., and Naveen, K. V. (2007). Effect of yoga on visual perception and visual strain. Journal of Modern Optics, 54(9): 1379-1383.